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Delbert Weaver

TILLAR - Delbert Walter Weaver, 94 of Tillar passed away April 22, 2015. He was born on February 17, 1921 in Desha County the son of George and Mamie Weaver. Mr. Weaver was a member of Richland Baptist Church, 32* Mason and the D.A.V. Mr. Weaver was a retired farmer; and a veteran of World War II; he held the rank of sergeant in the United States Army. His parents and first wife, Lydia Ellen Cosby Weaver, one son, Bobby Joe Weaver, 11 brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Laronda McElroy

Ms. Laronda McElroy transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home of April 13, 2015. She was born on December 6, 1986 to Edwina Jones and the late James McElroy, Sr.

Racheal Faber

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - Racheal Ann Melton Faber, 43, of Williamsburg, Va., previously of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

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Ray Ederington

BRADENTON, FLORIDA - Ray Henry Ederington, age 92, of Bradenton, Fla. (formerly of Warren, Ark.), died Friday March 20, 2015. Born October 10, 1922 in Warren, Ark., a son of the late Vester Vance Ederington and Ophie Helen Whitaker Ederington. He was a retired construction worker and the widower of Lois “Cricket” Parker Ederington.

Barbara McKenney

LITTLE ROCK - Barbara Sue McKenney, 62, of Little Rock, passed away March 20, 2015. Born in Goliad, Texas to Owen Lewis Rylie and Ruby Lee Malone Rylie, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of nursing experience in critical care, surgical care and clinical research at hospitals in Little Rock and Pine Bluff. She was also a published author of “The Ancient Necklace.”

Alvin Green

WHITE HALL - Alvin Eugene Green, 85, of White Hall, Ark., died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born September 16, 1929, in the Troy Community, Drew County, Ark., to David and Helen Tuggle Green.

Theodore Smith

RENTON, WASH. - Theodore Smith was born July 20, 1928, in Altheimer, Arkansas, to his late mother, Lucille Smith Sadler of Altheimer, Ark. and Johnnie Parker of Grady, Ark. Theodore spent his early years in Jefferson County, Arkansas. On March 9, Theodore passed away in Renton, Washington with his family at his side.

Cecil Woodman

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Funeral services for Cecil Woodman will be held at 3:00 p.m. on March 21, 2015 at Brown’s Home For Funerals. 417 Walnut St Helena,Arkansas. Family Hour will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the ChristianWay Funeral Home. Pine Bluff,Ark Elder Willis Will will officiate. Burial will be at Springlake Cemetery. Lexa,Arkansas

Vivian Nash

BEARDEN - Vivian Margaret McMurry Nash, 87, of Bearden died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She is survived by her husband Charles Roland Nash; two daughters, Mary Burford, and Mae Beth McMan. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Prosperity Baptist Church or Stoney Point Cemetery Association. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .